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Meaning of eyelet

eye•let

Pronunciation: (ī'lit), [key]
— n., v., -let•ed -let•ted, -let•ing -let•ting.
—n.
  1. a small hole, usually round and finished along the edge, as in cloth or leather for the passage of a lace or cord or as in embroidery for ornamental effect.
  2. a lightweight fabric pierced by small holes finished with stitching and often laid out in flowerlike designs.
  3. a metal ring for lining a small hole; grommet.
  4. an eyehole in a wall, mask, etc.
  5. (in medieval architecture) a small aperture in a wall used as a window or loophole.
  6. a small eye.
—v.t.
  1. to make an eyelet in.
  2. to insert metal eyelets in.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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